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    SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD

    Topology Optimization: Modeling

    July 27, 2021

    Topology Optimization is key if you are looking for a better way to design a model that meets all goals efficiently, looks aesthetically pleasing and comes in under budget. This blog article covers modeling tools and is the third and final entry in a series of blog articles covering a practical workflow and best practices for using the Topology Optimization module within SOLIDWORKS Simulation.

    In case you missed the first two:
    >> Part 1: Topology Optimization: Introduction to Part Creation
    >> Part 2: Topology Optimization: Simulation

    SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD

    Topology Optimization: Simulation

    June 23, 2021

    Topology Optimization is key if you are looking for a better way to design a model that meets all goals efficiently, looks aesthetically pleasing and comes in under budget. In this second installment of our series on this topic, we will be studying how the simulation stage, where we create a topology optimization study, plays a critical role in creating successful modeling results. 

    SOLIDWORKS, 3D CAD

    Topology Optimization: Introduction to Part Creation

    May 26, 2021

    Like many engineers, I often wonder if there is a better way to accomplish the tasks I am working on and how I might design a model that meets all the requirements more efficiently. One of the many ways you can pursue this quality of work is through topology optimization.

    You may have seen components of products that you use every day that has material removed and holes in very strategic locations, or you may have noticed thickened and buffeted regions with greater structural strength. These parts tend to look incredibly organic and natural, so it begs the question, how did this get designed?

    The answer is topology optimization!